Description: The Bicycle Men is a sublimely silly and delightfully bawdy musical comedy about a hapless American tourist who encounters the twisted inhabitants of a quaint French village after crashing his bike. Winner "Excellence in Overall Production” at The New York Fringe Festival. Written by Dave Lewman, Joe Liss, John Rubano, and Mark Nutter. Music & lyrics by Mark Nutter.
"...the single funniest little show to come anywhere near Chicago this year." - The Chicago Tribune
"Highly recommended!" - Chicago Sun-Times
"Nothing could possibly lift your spirits as quickly as The Bicycle Men!" - New York Times
"Four fabulous actors with commanding pipes strut and cavort like the Marx Brothers doing Theater of the Absurd on steroids!" - L.A. Weekly
JOE LISS (Co-Writer) is a Second City Chicago veteran, having written and performed six original revues. His theatre credits include Room Service, Once In A Lifetime, Totally Looped, Hit It, Don, Buddy Jack, Poseidon Adventure: The Musical, Wild Men!, and his critically acclaimed one-man show, Joe Show. His film credits include God Bless America, Wayne's World 2, Curly Sue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Major League. On TV Joe appeared in According to Jim, Less Than Perfect, That 80's Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Strangers With Candy. Joe was story editor on Disney's Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and has also written on Drawn Together, My Life is a Sitcom, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Third Rock From the Sun.
JOHN RUBANO (Co-Writer) is a Second City alumnus. He has appeared in numerous television and film roles including the ABC sitcom According to Jim, Seinfeld, and The Sharktank Redemption. John can also be seen in the upcoming film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. His voice has been heard in many animated and commercial projects including Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Superman, and Rugrats. John currently sings and tours with Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts and The Blues Brothers Band.
DEREK MANSON is a native Georgian who recently moved to Los Angeles from New York because people sometimes do that. He has appeared onstage and online with Second City This Week at Second City Hollywood. LA stage credits include critically acclaimed productions of The Bewildered Herd at Greenway Court, Making Paradise with Cornerstone Theater, the rock musical The Existents and the LA Weekly Award nominated revival of Room Service with Open Fist Theatre Company. Regional credits include productions with Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Sacramento Theatre Company, Woodshed Collective, and Imagination Stage. Voiceover credits include SNL's Best of TV Funhouse, The WB, Condé Nast Traveler Podcasts, and national spots for Kraft. Derek is a graduate of Northwestern University, where bicycle thieves plagued him on several occasions.
BRUCE GREEN is a Hollywood character actor and itinerant stage actor. He began his career at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, taking direction from comedy legend Del Close. He then became a member of The Second City Touring Company, performing in theaters, nightclubs, and college campuses across the country. Bruce starred in The People Vs. Friar Laurence, the Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet, a wildly successful co-production of The Second City and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. In films, Bruce is best known for being shot by Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers' True Grit. On television, he's appeared on Parks and Recreation, MADtv, and Eagleheart. This fall he'll play an alien on the new ABC sitcom The Neighbors.